Sharing ASP.NET User Controls across Pages

Sep 22, 2003 • One minute to read

We recently published a How-To on for how to share user controls across projects. In talking with customers, one of the things they would like to do is have a common set of reusable web UI, say a navigation bar, across multiple Visual Studio projects. The problem is that there hasn’t been an easy way to do this, and creating a server control seems like a lot of work for something so simple. To help make this easier, this article gives step-by-step instructions for creating a virtual directory for common user controls that can be reused in multiple Visual Studio projects.


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